Dr Katharine Dommett is Senior Lecturer and Director of the Crick Centre for the Public Understanding of Politics at the University of Sheffield. Her research focuses on digital campaigning, political parties, data use and public perceptions. Dr Dommett has published extensively on digital campaigning, the implications of digital technology for institutions, and the use of data in elections. She is currently undertaking experimental research looking at the impact of digital imprints on perceptions of online political advertising.
Dr Dommett is currently serving as Special Advisor to the House of Lords Committee on Democracy and Digital Technology. She also works directly with policymakers such as the Centre for Data Ethics and the Electoral Commission. She has previously conducted collaborative research with Who Targets Me, the Electoral Reform Society, the Cabinet Office and many other organisations. She is committed to public engagement activities and speaks regularly about her work.